Rewind & Fastforward:
- Last post in January – good vibes for the year
- Go to to West Wales for research week on a film
- Come back from West Wales & commence storyboard drawing (ideas stage)
- In February, continue drawing for storyboards & characters (starting to lose bits of paper with sketches on)
- Design the programme for Time Zero Polaroid photography symposium (it turned out very lovely – more on that soon)
- Do a lot of dancing and busting some groovy moves, and then, at the height of contact improv dancing (it sounded like a good idea), injure my knee in five different ways
- Get cabin fever after two days of immobilisation (patience building exercise can never hurt?)
- Continue drawing a lot
- In March, get back to walking again and realising I have a huge list of stuff to share here.
So, here we are. Lots of interesting little bits to come, here’s a snippet from December. After out improv gig at Chapter, which I mentioned in a previous post, me and the genius of Mr Nic Finch did some improv drawing.
After a nice break that included no presents, rushing or spending much money, I have been getting back in gear by reading some of my favourite blogs. And I feel particularly warm and fuzzy in my heart as I see the same ethos and sentiment carry through so many people’s minds: to establish better conditions to unleash creativity within themselves. Read more…
You know those conversations, the enthusiastic rants you have with interesting people, often performed over a few drinks in a pub? And the following day, the slow dawn of realisation that you have wholeheartedly agreed to take part in some project or another?
I love those conversations.
Great discussions are often initiated and accelerated by impulse and instinct. They can generate interesting creative collaborations that be simple short-lived sparks or long-lasting affairs. A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation that lead me to take part in an improvised music performance with the PAST collective as part of the May you Live in Interesting Times festival. Read more…
I’ve finally got myself around starting a blog and share my inner musings with others. I’m excited about the whole thing, not because of making my thoughts public in particular, but because I see blog writing as a means to express myself and refine my rants. I think it’s also a little therapeutic and healthy for me as a creative professional.
So things to come include:
- On chaos and balance, fear and positive change
- Heart & Hearth – sharing, storytelling and focus
- London Design Festival – inspiration & other thought patterns
I’ll be back soon – goodbye till then.